The sun seems to be here to stay, for a while at least. So outside activity is going to become the norm, except for gym classes of course and there was no swimming this week as that has finished for the summer recess.
Pilates continues as normal though, and although I’m still busy I managed to get out lunchtime for my session. After my cycle yesterday I felt I really needed it as my neck was a bit stiff, so I though a stretching and core workout would fit the bill perfectly.
However, our normal Monday lunchtime instructor was not around – Mila is apparently one of hundreds of dancers involved in the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, so I suspect she will be practising hard for her big day!
Instead, we had Natalie taking our class today, and although she was very good (we have had some awful stand-ins in the past) her approach was very different to what I know and with which I have become familiar. Ironically, she seemed much more ‘dancey’ than Mila and perhaps she spotted the terror on my face in the corner of the room as she subsequently reassured us after the first 5 minutes that she wasn’t going to be making it a dance session. At the end I felt like I had stretched out nicely, but I don’t think it was as stressful as normal for my core, as she was clearly gauging how familiar we all were with the ‘moves’.
Exercise done for the day it was back to work and more documents to tweak in my deputising role.
The journey home was a late and hot one and as it is looking likely to be here to stay for a while I’m contemplating shorts for my commute over the next few days, to make things a little more comfortable.